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Look Inside Captain Cook's Journal during his First Voyage round the World, made in H.M. Bark Endeavour, 1768–71

Captain Cook's Journal during his First Voyage round the World, made in H.M. Bark Endeavour, 1768–71
A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070508

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  • Famed for his exploration of the Pacific and Australasia, James Cook (1728–79) was also an excellent surveyor and a meticulous keeper of records. The journal entries presented here cover Cook's first voyage around the world aboard the Endeavour, during which he mapped New Zealand and claimed the eastern coastline of Australia for George III, having made landfall at Botany Bay. Cook's journal is an invaluable first-hand account containing nautical details of his voyage around the Pacific as well as geographical observations, descriptions of flora and fauna, and notes on the peoples, cultures and languages encountered. Critical of the 1773 Hawkesworth edition (also reissued in this series), the naval officer William James Lloyd Wharton (1843–1905) published this annotated transcription of Cook's journal in 1893. A number of illustrations, maps and facsimiles of some entries are spread throughout the text. The work also contains a sketch of Cook's life.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070508
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Sketch of Captain Cook's life
    List of persons who left England in H.M.S. Endeavour, 26th August, 1768
    1. England to Rio Janeiro
    2. Rio Janeiro to Tahiti
    3. Tahiti
    4. Tahiti to New Zealand
    5. Exploration of New Zealand
    6. Exploration of middle island of New Zealand
    7. Passage from New Zealand to New Holland
    8. Exploration of east coast of Australia
    9. From Torres Strait to Batavia
    10. Batavia to Cape of Good Hope
    11. Cape of Good Hope to England

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